Just filled out my health insurance forms!
yeah!!! fucking around with health insurance forms!!!!
I hate when people complain about “oh health forms are stupid they want my biological sex instead of my gender!!!!” or “they only have male or female!!!”
There’s a reason for that, you dumb fucks, and they’re referring to biological sex
Different health risks are present in different sexes, and whatever gender is in your head does not change the fact that if you were born female, you have a higher risk for certain cancers and osteoporosis, and if you were born male you have a higher risk for heart disease and often a shorter lifespan than a female.
In other words, your biological sex is an important factor in health and health insurance, and your special snowflake status doesn’t change that.
Coulda said it nicer but it’s true; it’s about health.
No. There gets a point where nice doesn’t work. There’s too many stupid ass angsty teens on here that are gonna get themselves seriously hurt or sick because they wanna be a special fucking snowflake. Lemme tell you a thing. Doctors don’t give a flying fuck what you identify as. All they want to know is do you have two X chromosomes or an XY? Because cancer and lupus and certain medicines don’t give a flying fuck what pronouns you use. This is about your fucking LIFE. stop being angsty for TWELVE SECONDS because when you’re in an ambulance or going into cardiac arrest or whatever the situation may be, it’s ESSENTIAL that you get your head out of your ass long enough to tell them your BIOLOGICAL SEX that you were BORN WITH. It literally may save your life.
This is so important.
For those who are gender queer can identify themselves as who they are, I feel these medical documents shouldn’t say female or male because a person may feel uncomfortable with it, yes everyone knows that your biological sex is important information to keep for medical reasons, but the sheet could at least written it to make people feel more comfortable. Instead of saying male/female. Say do you have XX or XY chromosomes because that’s a different way to say what your biological sex is, without feeling that discomfort.
Yes and no. Not everyone is familiar with the biological nomenclature. If you ask some people if they’re xx or xy they’ll have no idea and pick arbitrarily and hope they get it right. You want to keep any medical documents as using layperson’s terms as much as possible. That’s why male and female are used because everyone knows what those mean. The only improvement would be to rephrase as “were you declared male or female at birth?”. And no offence, this shouldn’t have to worry about someone’s feels. Fill out the paperwork and as crass as it’ll sound, put your egos aside and move on with your medical needs.